The drawing derives from Jan Bruegel and Hendrik van Balen's painting of the same subject formerly on the art market (Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe).
Orpheus Charming the Animals
Watercolor and gouache, heightened with white gouache, over traces of black chalk, on vellum mounted to panel; bordered in gold.
6 9/16 x 8 5/16 inches (167 x 211 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund 1978.
Signed and dated at lower left, in gold, "Ja: Houfnagl / 1613".
Private Collection, England; acquired from Artemis SA, Luxembourg.